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Al Jazeera English now airs in Canada

Will tackle Canadian issues like the oil sands, climate change, and Afghanistan

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Al Jazeera English, the 24-hour Middle East-based broadcast news service, now has a digital channel home in Canada with Bell TV, Rogers and Vidéotron. The network, which was founded four years ago in Doha, Qatar, gained approval from the Canadian federal regulator in November. Tony Burman, former editor in chief of CBC News, is the current managing director of Al Jazeera English. “I believe that our cutting-edge reporting and programming will fill an important void by bringing another voice in international news to this important market,” he said. The network plans to open a Toronto bureau in June in order to begin its coverage of Canadian news.

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